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By Josh Dodes LCSW on April 08, 2019 in Unhappy Achievers
Do you feel empty even when you excel? Do you have to impress all the time? Does the need to achieve sometimes leave you paralyzed and procrastinating? This new blog is for you.
By R. Douglas Fields Ph.D. on April 05, 2019 in The New Brain
If you habitually put off important tasks—like doing your taxes—this may be the reason.
By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on March 13, 2019 in Don't Delay
Sticking to our exercise intentions is tough. Too often our present self puts off the workout, believing that our future self is more motivated. Here's why.
By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on March 12, 2019 in Don't Delay
Emotionally intense people can swing between highly positive and highly negative emotions. Does this affect procrastination? I think it does.
By Paul C Holinger M.D. on January 03, 2019 in Great Kids, Great Parents
We all experience a hesitation to looking to or planning for the future at one point in our lives. Could the cause lie in our feelings about death or separation?
By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on December 21, 2018 in Don't Delay
Did you try to put on your pants this morning, or did you put on your pants?
By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on November 08, 2018 in Don't Delay
Sleep quality is related to many important health outcomes, but this recent study shows that it’s also related to wasting time at work, at least for those low in self-control.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 21, 2018 in How To Do Life
Procrastination is merely the symptom. The cure must address its cause.
By Regan A. R. Gurung Ph.D. on June 18, 2018 in The Psychological Pundit
Are you hassled for being a procrastinator? Perhaps you can use it to your advantage, with a few tweaks. Procrastination could be productive.
By Shahram Heshmat Ph.D. on May 07, 2018 in Science of Choice
Indulging in the desired future ignores possible obstacles and therefore masks the necessity to act.
By Adam Price Ph.D. on April 17, 2018 in The Unmotivated Teen
You can't cure procrastination unless you know the cause.
By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on March 22, 2018 in Don't Delay
Can an author successfully write a book that is both an apology and an apologia for procrastination?
By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on March 08, 2018 in Don't Delay
Procrastination is a negative form of delay related to anxiety, depression, and psychological distress. Recent research puts special emphasis on the role of rumination.
By Gregg Levoy on February 20, 2018 in Passion!
One of the dangers in trying to figure out your calls is over-analyzing them. Here's the trick to avoiding that impulse.
By Signe Whitson L.S.W. on February 02, 2018 in Passive Aggressive Diaries
Is there a passive-aggressive person in your workplace?
By Susan Biali Haas M.D. on January 29, 2018 in Prescriptions for Life
Some of the best, most prolific artists struggle daily with procrastination and avoidance. Learn to expect this and deal with it, and you'll finally start doing your creative work.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on January 09, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
You may think you’ll never get over your tendency to put off the tasks you’d rather not complete, or even the ones you’d like to start, but new research suggests how to try.
By Bill Knaus Ed.D. on November 03, 2017 in Science and Sensibility
Overcome the hidden "yes-but" factor in procrastination. Gain confidence. Fulfill your dreams.
By Bruce Grierson on September 02, 2017 in The Carpe Diem Project
In the gig economy, there's no mean boss standing in your doorway demanding the goods. YOU have to find the mojo yourself.
By Lance Dodes M.D. on August 31, 2017 in The Heart of Addiction
Who could possibly be unhappy about achieving? The problem is that, for some people, achievement leaves them feeling empty to the core.
By Mary C. Lamia Ph.D. on July 23, 2017 in Intense Emotions and Strong Feelings
The shame of defeat can challenge our potential to look with interest at what has happened and to learn from it.
By Katherine Hawley Ph.D. on June 21, 2017 in Trust
If you're struggling to achieve your goals, try recruiting a little help from your friends.
By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D. on May 23, 2017 in The Mindful Self-Express
In today’s hectic, connected world it seems like we should be busy 24/7 just to keep up. Learn how to honor your goals and protect your time so you can achieve them.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on May 03, 2017 in How To Do Life
The best approach to increasing motivation depends on what’s suppressing it.
By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on April 26, 2017 in Don't Delay
Procrastination is an emotion-focused coping strategy. We avoid some tasks in order to avoid the emotions they evoke. New research explains how to reduce procrastination.
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